By Dan Ulloa
King “Krefiii” Forchion, son of Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion, announced that Bob Marley’s grandson Yohan Marley will perform and host a series of shows at The Joint of Miami.
Yohan Marley will ignite his reggae-tinged performances starting November 25, Thanksgiving Day, with bi-weekly engagements scheduled until March 31, 2022.
The Joint of Miami is a trendsetting, marijuana-friendly art and music lounge located in the heart of the city’s popular Wynwood Art District.
Yohan has successfully merged contemporary sounds with dancehall, African, and world music genres to create his discography.
His residency will include “AfroTecha” and “A Night with Yohan Marley” events. At AfroTecha events, he will bring in renowned DJs and artists from around the world. During “A Night with Yohan Marley” shows, Yohan will either be in concert mode or host performances from special guests.
“Afrobeat is one of the biggest musical forces in the world. As an artist and producer of this music, my mission is to showcase it, and I’m very excited that The Joint of Miami shares my passion and vision,” Marley said. “My residency will be a dedicated place where not only Afro-Caribbeans but all people can come and experience the ultimate love vibration of Jamaican dancehall music fused with Afrobeat fused with Afro House fused with Trini Soca.”
The Joint of Miami officially opened on the Fourth of July weekend this year. The first cannabis consumer-friendly art and music lounge in Wynwood, the location boasts the work of visual artists from across the country and local talent featured in the venue’s galleries. Nightly entertainment runs the gamut of comedy, spoken word, reggae, hip hop, jazz, and a Grateful Dead cover band. With a full bar and a munchie food truck on-site, the venue is set to be a haven for cannabis-fueled enjoyment.
Recent club bookings have included KRS-One, Raekwon & Ghostface, Keith Murray, rap diva Rah Digga and Prince Juddah. The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy will host a special event on Saturday, December 11, and a series of art-related activities.
Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion is reaping the benefit of decades of marijuana legalization activism. After a history riddled with court cases, jail time, and DEA busts, he has passed on the spoils of his weed war to his children. While King Forchion oversees The Joint of Miami, his daughters run NJWeedman’s Joint cafe in Trenton.
Forchion is busy vetting investors for the expansion of his brand along with franchise opportunities to open additional locations across the country.
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